Chhattisgarh’s Road Projects : Lifeline for Development and Prosperity

Chief Minister Shri Baghel’s roadmap of trust and progress catalyzing development in Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh’s roads unlocking new avenues of development, says Chief Minister

Raipur ( |Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has prepared a roadmap for trust and development in all the districts of Chhattisgarh, and this vision is now being realized. The roads of Chhattisgarh serve as its lifeline, paving the way for future development, boosting trade, and facilitating the growth of tourism. Additionally, they contribute to the economic prosperity of the rural areas within Chhattisgarh.

Over the past four and a half years, nearly Rs 16,670 crores have been allocated for a total of 7,406 road and bridge projects, while about Rs 908 crores approved for 419 building projects. Within the last four years, a total of 9,884 km of roads have been upgraded using state funds. These upgrades include the asphaltization of 4,410 km of roads, resurfacing of 3,244 km of existing roads, widening of 1,113 km of roads, strengthening of 588 km of roads, and cement-concretization of 898 km of roads.

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel stated that trust, development, and security are the main ‘mantras’ of the state government. Ensuring access to essential facilities in the interior regions of Chhattisgarh is considered of utmost importance. The government aims to provide basic services including ration, education, healthcare, communication, daily necessities, employment, and livelihood opportunities to the rural population. In achieving these goals, roads play a crucial role as an indispensable tool.

The interior regions of Bastar are gradually connected to the mainstream

The remote areas of districts including Sukma, Bastar, Bijapur, Narayanpur, and Dantewada in the Bastar division of Chhattisgarh are gradually becoming a part of the mainstream. The construction and repair of roads have led to an increase in the number of registered farmers, resulting in higher sales of paddy in these areas. There has been a significant boost in the collection and sale of forest produce, and employment opportunities in these regions.